April 25, 2012
Complex Worldview of Russia's Putin Generation
Paul Starobin, The New Republic
A black belt in judo, buff, and reputedly sober, Putin offered a sharp contrast to the flabby, alcoholic Yeltsin. It was an image designed to appeal, not least, to youth. In 2002, Russian radio stations played a song by a previously unknown girl band, possibly put together by a Kremlin propaganda team.
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